Manufacturers are straining themselves over creating the next big cycle ‘safety thing’ – check out our crowdfunding feature on page 60 for the WingLight indicator example – but none have managed it with such unadulterated gusto than the Lumos helmet. The Kickstarter-funded shell is packed with 60 LEDs, a three-axis accelerometer and a 1,000mAH rechargeable battery. Two arrow-shaped lights at the rear edges act as indicators, which are controlled by a wireless remote at the handlebars. Between those lights is a triangle of LEDs that functions either as a powerful rear lump or, ingeniously thanks to the accelerometers, a braking light. A white LED upfront adds further visibility and there’s even an app to configure all the lights. Battery life’s about 3hrs on solid light or up to 6hrs when flashing.